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intent intervention with education, employment and counseling can transform them from law-breaking to law-abiding citizens. >> we felt that, rather than send them to jail, we could get the same positive result for the community without paying to incarcerate them. >> that i'm thinking was probably the hardest sell. >> it definitely was. >> this is a you have unique project. >> but not for police chief john zumalt, who eagerly signed his department up for the s.t.a.n.d. program. for years he struggled to drive drug dealers off his streets. >> in 2007 we had a lot of murders, 28 murders. making us the seventh most violent city in the united states. >> most of it drug related? >> almost entirely drug related. >> still top narcotics detectives jalel foster and charity prosser are skeptical of this reform. >> what was your reaction? >> hug a thug. >> hug a thug? >> hug a thug is what it was coined in the office. i was against the whole idea. >> even still, spread out in the neighborhood, armed with invitations for the eight dealers. the goal, get the men to come to city hall voluntarily where e
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